Chapter 58 – Back to Tal Village

Chapter 58 – Back to Tal Village

The boat progressed forward just like gliding.
The clear weather on the sky continued, and the warm sunlight poured down.
Indeed, it’s a good time for setting off… – he thought.
Since this was his first trip by boat, Eiji didn’t know how convenient it would become.
He had only the fear about the weather, but, that too, seemed to be a needless worry.
The sky was cloudless and radiating brightly with the sunlight.
Sitting on the deck of the ship, Eiji turned his sight toward the front while enjoying the swaying of the boat that one cannot experience normally.

In comparison with a cart pulled by cattle, the boat was advancing far quicker.
It was probably because the boat was traveling downstream on the river.
Providing the boat moves with this speed, they will probably reach Tal Village within a short amount of time.
The sight from the top of the boat was different than those seen during a walk or in the car.
The point of view looked high and clear.

Because Eiji’s previous visit to Tal was when the season entered fall, or so, it would make it around half a year since the last time he was there.
Certainly, it was a tremendously busy year. – He thought.
Eiji thrusted the oars in beneath the river’s surface.
After they had left Siena, the forest would constantly stretch; nevertheless, it finally began to end.
From that point, the Tal village will be appearing in front of them.
The other villages’ populations weren’t large enough to require lumbering trees and reclaiming the land.
Therefore, the forest was vast, and the villages would be settled in various places near the forest’s borders.

Feeling the force from the water, Eiji sensed firm power in his hands as he created splashes on the surface of the water.
As he fixed the oars like that, the bow gradually turned to the right.
Fernando stood next to Eiji.
His sight was similarly directed toward Tal.

– Hey hey, only one hour has passed since we set off. Isn’t it unreasonably fast?
– Back when we traveled there, it took us a whole day, right?
– At least from what I remember, we arrived in the evening. So this is a boat?
– Now, can you understand the reason why I was fixated on this idea?
– Yeah, I agree with you.

Fernando would usually be entrusted with the trade negotiations with Tal.
Because of that, he probably understood the convenience coming from the boat’s speed well.
Even a freight car was slightly slower than people walking without any belongings on them.
Since they would set off very early in the morning and reach their destination by the time the sun sets, was the distance between the villages perhaps around some 40 kilometers?
When it comes down to it, this boat’s speed would be more than some 30 kilometers per hour.
At this rate, it seems we will be able to quickly move towards the next village. – He thought.

As soon as Eiji reached the closest point near the tribal chief’s house, he faced toward the stern and dropped two anchors.
*Dobon* – together with the heavy sound, the anchors sunk.
*Gkkun* – just like being caught in, finally, the chains connecting the boat stretched fully, making it sway hard.

The riverside wasn’t outfitted even for docking and rope tying.
As a result of that, Eiji decided to moor the boat with the anchors in order to avoid the possibility of damaging the boat’s bottom.
It was also due to him being unfamiliar with the methods of halting a boat on the water.

– Oh my, we have already arrived? That was fast.
– If we can progress this fast, our trade will take a step ahead, won’t it?
– Certainly, before it used to take us 2 days, but like this, we will be able to return back on the same day. This is a big deal. Speaking of which, how do we disembark the cargo?
– About that….

Eiji looked at the riverside.
The boat stopped in the center of the river with a considerable depth of water.
Judging by his eye, the depth was probably not less than one meter.
Unlike in Siena, where the boat was loaded directly on the riverside, this time, there was the fear that the goods would get soaked.

– I didn’t think about that. Should we place them in a large barrel? Or perhaps, should we have each village build a small craft? There’s no need for them to construct a dock, I guess.
– Honestly, get a grip on yourself. After all, you’re the initiator.
– I’ll pay more attention.

Eiji’s lowered his head docilely as his was prideful face a while ago took a complete change.
After getting closer to the riverside as much as possible with a ramp, they transported the smithing tools together with animal furs in barrels and tubs.
As they were disembarking the cargo, a villager approached their boat after noticing it.

– Fer,  What the hell is that?!
– Yo, Giro. It’s a boat, which I built. This time, we intend to do our trade using this to cross the river.
– The river….with a boat….such a thing, I’ve never seen it before.

After looking in turns at the boat and Fernando’s face, Girolamo stood still without uttering a single word.
Perhaps he had never seen a properly build boat that is bigger than a small craft.
Why haven’t they developed a decent boat until now?
Eiji thought that it could be related to the invention of the saw.
Making lumber, plainly without any saw, is a job takes an awful lot of time.
Considering the time that is required to make something larger than a small craft, wouldn’t they cease the need of doing so while facing the problem of technology?
At Eiji who was thinking, Girolamo bowed down.
Eiji had also thought this before, but, this tribal chief is exceedingly modest.
On top of that, he was warm-hearted.
Both his words and his smiling face were reassuring. Girolamo was a good man.

– Hello, it was Eiji-san, wasn’t it? Long time no see.
– Long time no see.
– Thank you for the fasteners and the iron hammers that you gave us last time. They were incredibly helpful. Saying so, this time….
– Yes, just like I promised, I’ve brought you hoes and scythes.
– Is that so? That’s a blessing. Everyone in the village will be glad.

The last time Girolamo paid Eiji a visit was quite a long one
Back then, Eiji once refused Girolamo’s request.
His tools were still imperfect as the villagers pointed out their tendency to chip.
Selling an incomplete item is a pain for an artisan.
Even since then, Eiji has been applying the method of trial and error.
Adjusting the amount of carbon in the iron, understanding the right temperature of the built fire, Eiji grasped feelings that cover a lot of ground.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that he has acquired a full knowledge of making iron by himself.
Being self-confident, Eiji was now able to hand the hoes to Girolamo.
Putting a friendly smile on his face, Girolamo would welcome his guests from the bottom of his heart.

Calling out with his voice, the villagers gathered, making it seem like they were surrounding Eiji.
He wasn’t familiar with being watched by many sights.
With his movements clumsier than usual, Eiji took out the tools.

*Oohh* – Each time he took out the Hoes, scythes, plows, lumbering hatchets, and woven mats, a large commotion occurred.
You could say that an inventor get more blessings than he deserves. – Eiji felt the joy itching to gush out from his body once he understood that his made tools were in attention.

– So this is the iron hoe…? Indeed, it’s deep black. Is this the same as that easily rusting iron?
– I too have become used to seeing it, but, as expected, the first time I saw it, it gave out an unpleasant feeling.
– I don’t understand it as I’ve only watched the iron since my birth, you see. Later, if you leave it wet, its tendency to rust won’t change. Therefore, it’s important to cleanly wipe the water and let it dry in the shade.

Girolamo’s impressions seemed to be the consensus of everyone’s opinion in this village.
Taking out the tools, Eiji handed each one of them to the villagers.
Everyone checked the sensation of use from their tools. If it was the hoe, they would dig up the soil, if they had a scythe, they would mow the grass.

– Oooh. Is this the rumored scythe?! So light.
– First, you should prioritize weak and old people’s circumstances.
– No, even a young person can cultivate a vast field using this. That’s why, I should be the one to hold it.
– Aren’t you just wanting to have some fun? Respect the elderly!
– Even though you’re the ones who would usually forward us manual labor, what are you talking about?

It looked like that the rumors of the iron had spread inside Tal village.
While deciding who should be the one to possess which tool, a quarrel broke out immediately as they competed against each other.
Everyone became desperate to obtain the superior tools as much as possible.
However, there was no way for Eiji to pass every member a tool.
From now on, there was a need to trade some of them with the other villages.
It was painful; nevertheless, this time, Eiji had a limit of just 20 hoes to present.

– Because Tal village should do the job of choosing the owners for the tools, I’ll leave that matter to you guys. More importantly, do you have any  other wish for tools besides the farming ones? Depending on what you request, I should be able to make them today, but…
– Ahh, I’d like a spatula.
– A spatula? It’s a small item, so it will be fine. I shall start making it today.

There were other necessary tools, which weren’t known unless they were local.
Eiji planned to go around the villages with his tools, making them efficient for promotion and trade purposes.
The article, which was instantly desired by the girl with a small stature, seemed to be needed in a detailed work where she would separate, stick, and adjust the shape of clay during the process of making pottery.
Because it only required plain shaping of a thin iron plate into the desirable form, the process itself was simple.
Eiji immediately consented.

– Fernando-san, clear out the people.
– Everyone, we still have some works to do, so please disband. The madam that requested the spatula, that’s right, you’re indeed a beautiful woman. Won’t you stay here for a moment? Allow me to ask you several questions regarding the shape and the handle of the item we should make. Your name is, ah, Fiore wasn’t it? Indeed, it’s a nice name. If this evening is fine by you, how about a meal together?
– Oi, Fero, what are you doing?
– Isn’t it fine, Giro? I’m just having some interaction, that’s right, interaction.

Just what on earth is this person doing?
Good grief- while breathing out a sigh, Eiji went back to the river.

He brought a complete set of tools from the boat.
As soon as Eiji puts the bricks together, places charcoal, and prepares a pair of bellow, he will be able to make a simplistic furnace in an instant.
And adding the smithing tools that are the metal hammer and the anvil, the preparation for the work commencement will be done.
It seemed that Fernando was still speaking to the woman despite not learning his lesson.

Is what Eiji thought, however, it looked like Fernando’s attempt of picking up the woman was going quite favorably.
The woman, Fiore, put a smile on her face.
Eiji had the feeling that he would interrupt their enjoyable conversation; nevertheless, he cut in, as Fernando also had a job to do.

– Fernando-san, please take a break for a moment.
– Hm, yeah. Sorry for that.
– Sorry for having our talk interrupted, but but could I see your current spatula? I need to see it to figure out the right size.
– If it becomes even a bit of help, I don’t mind at all. Although, the one I am currently using is a wooden-made one. Is that alright?
– That’s fine. I want to know its size and shape.

Once she apologized, her face turned red rapidly.
It appears that Fernando came back to himself.
Among the iron materials prepared by Eiji, he took out the small one that was already made into a sheet, and threw it inside the furnace.
Striking and stretching the red-scorched iron, he cut it using the clippers.
It seemed that there were many people doing the same type of job as Fiore, so Eiji decided to make several items at the same time.

– Hey, Eiji-kun.
– What?
– Please don’t tell anyone.
– What? Honestly, I don’t know what you mean. Can I have you make the pattern quickly?
– No, it’s fine for you not to know. I too only enjoy drinking alcohol.
– Hm. Because I don’t know, I might recklessly have a slip of the tongue and tell Adele-san.
– Stop thattt! It will be bad if she gets mad.
– To what extent?
– Like being beaten with a whip as a form of punishment.
– …………
– I’m trusting you.
– Ah, no. Yes… I thought about it long time ago, but Adele-san’s way of expressing her love is quite extreme, isn’t it?

Eiji nodded without realizing.
While grumbling, Fernando took the knife and cut the lumber while making the design fast and efficiently.
His movements were quick and accurate.
Once the spatula was done, Fernando struck and inserted the rivets into the notches, as if wedging them inside.
Even though Fernando took just a single glance at the measurements when he put them in, at the end, the rivets were perfectly fixed to the extent of not falling out easily.
Excluding the preparations, their collaborative work took no more than 30 minutes.

Holding the finished spatula, Eiji moved toward Fiore.

– Sorry for making you wait. This is the spatula that you ordered.
– T-Thank you very much. I didn’t think it would be finished this quickly.
– Usually, it would take a little bit longer, but Fernando was here this time, so it was special.

Had it been an edged tool that requires grinding, it would have probably taken them more time. Besides that, the work normally consumes more time, as Fernando would make the pattern after Eiji finished his part.
Not to mention, this time it was also faster thanks to the absence of quenching.
However, was Fiore making a wrong conclusion? Her face blushed red as she took a glimpse of Fernando in a peeking manner.

– T-thank you. Please come again at night!
– Ah, yes. Again at night…?

She left as if running away.
Wasn’t there something unpleasant?
Eiji felt like somebody made a life threatening push on him.

– Eiji, nice support!
– I won’t tell anyone, but if your secret leaks out, I really won’t care.
– That woman won’t go out from the village, so it’s fine! Aah, this is the true charm of trips.

At Fernando’s glad voice, Eiji breathed out a sigh.

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*Gives a Thumb down for Fernando*


36 Responses to Chapter 58 – Back to Tal Village

  1. Zero says:

    So it seems this new boat will be used primarily for yobai 😛
    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

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  2. b3nk96 says:

    Someone is going to be puniiiiished
    Thank for the chapter

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  3. Archit Goel says:

    brilliant series, thanks a lot for the quick pace of the translations


  4. morfitm says:

    I’m really melting here thanks to the awesomeness of the series…
    I’m so thankful for yer work Hachi and Ace that you were placed as no. 2 and 3 on my list of people I would date if I would go over to the dark side 😛


  5. Narf says:

    And the facepalming continues.
    So Eiji is steering a boat loaded with very heavy iron products, wooden anvils with iron coating and raw materials amongst other things in a river with only 1m depth even at it’s center. That thing should be hitting the riverbed all the time, wrecking the boat or beaching it.
    Also, nobody has ever seen a boat, when dugouts and even more advanced boats are way older than the knowledge of how to work with iron and bronze.

    What also seemed strange is how Eiji just built a furnace in what felt like a few minutes that could create temperatures high enough to make decent iron. A furnace good enough for that should be a bit harder to construct, at least when it is to produce quality iron. Bad iron would sabotage future sales.

    Also, Fernando is scum and I think Eiji deserves some flak fort just letting him do that. Not just because it’s morally wrong, but could lead to bad blood between villages.

    Be it as it may, thank you for the chapter. I hope the shipping arch will be over fast, so that the author can go back to things he has a clue about or cared to research for a few seconds.


    • acefisher says:

      Rivers usually get deeper the further downstream you go. Ejij himself observed that the waters near Tal village were more than one meter in depth.
      They probably have just never seen a boat like what Eiji had constructed.

      The iron was premade back at his workshop. all he did here was heat up a premade sheet of iron to an acceptable temperature, where it was malleable, and cut it into a specific size. Just heating iron up to the point of being malleable is doable with a weaker furnace, since it is a lower temperature, and the furnace was made out of heat resistant brick, too.

      So, a guilt by association for Eiji?

      You’ve got about another 16 chapters to tredge through. Good luck.


      • Narf says:

        Of course rivers get deeper, duh. But he’s starting at the most upstream point, at which the river should be way too shallow to carry a heavily laden boat reliably on an uncharted river, especially since he won’t be able to perfectly keep it in the deepest part of it.
        The reaction is not one of “oh, never seen such a boat”, but of a “never seen a boat, ever”-type, imho. At least that’s what it feels like. And that’s just silly. Boats and even ships are too old to not be known in a bronze/early iron age society.

        I’m not saying he shouldn’t be able to do that in a mobile furnace, I said that it feels like he built in within few minutes, and that’s too little even for a simple construction. The scale of time just felt off.

        IF there’s trouble between the villages or between individuals because Fernando couldn’t keep his pocket snake under control in every village they reach, then yes Eiji is guilty for not stopping him (or at least trying to) despite having knowledge of his doings. What if one of the villages demands Fernando stays and marries the girl he jumped last night and the village loses it’s only skilled woodworker? Hell yeah, Eiji deserves some flak for not thinking further than from 12am to noon. And we’re not even going into moral territory here.

        Yeah, I’ve seen the message about this being just the beginning of the misery… sucks, but what can you do? At least I can hope that it get’s better later on. As Anon and I said in last chapter’s comments, the whole idea about shipping how the author imagines it is awfully unrefined, illogical and not the least bit researched. Stopping a boat by just throwing the anchor overboard? Yeah sure, dream on. Great idea though if you want the chain to snap or the anchorage of the chain to break.


    • xandarth says:

      Narf – while they might have canoes and rafts, it’s extremely unlikely they would have larger vessels unless they lived on the coast – simply due to their village populations and technology level.

      To make a small skip with bronze tools for someone with no knowledge how to make one is probably months of labour, which none of these farmers have spare.

      The only reason they managed to build the boat in their own village is they have powered tools and a lot more spare time now due to the inventions. So it’s perfectly reasonable for these people to have never seen a boat on this scale before.


  6. Anon says:

    So how does Eiji and Fernado plan to sail back home considering this chapter just emphasized how fast moving and strong the river is? I doubt Eiji and Fernado have the power to row against a river estimated to be flowing around 30 miles per hour. These are the fast strong rivers that allow a water mill to be used effectively after all.

    Is the author just gonna let Eiji successfully accomplish everything without the need for common sense or danger?


    • acefisher says:

      It’s 30 kilometers per hour. That equates to about 18.6 miles per hour for their travel speed. It was stated in the last chapter that the wind blew in the upstream direction, and they have a sail, but Eiji just might have goofed and they’ll be forced to travel back on foot if the sail doesn’t work.


    • xandarth says:

      Rivers actually flow backwards at high-tide. If you ever go canoeing in a decent sized river you actually need to pay attention to the tide when planning your journey so you aren’t constantly rowing against the tide.

      Even if they are far enough up the river that the back-flow is neglible, the current would be much slower during high tide allowing them to either pole or row the boat upstream fairly easily.

      You guys all seem to not understand that river trade was still the most efficient method of transporting cargo even as far back as 5000BC or further. That would be impossible if it wasn’t easy to get boats upstream (although it is slower than going down stream.


      • Narf says:

        First of all, rivers don’t generally flow backwards with the high tide. That only happens in delta areas when the sea water pushes in and the river is at about sea level with or if there is next to no slope. It absolutely does not happen in situations like this one, where there is a fast-flowing river with quite a bit of a downward slope and nowhere near sea level.

        And no, you don’t bring a heavy freight boat easily back up a fast-flowing river by rowing or using poles. They might be able to do it later, when the river’s speed drops, but right now that is not a realistic option.

        What you don’t seem to understand that we’re not talking about a big, relatively slow-flowing river here, like those which have been major trade routes during the ages. It’s fast, it’s uncharted, it’s small. Nobody is against the general idea of using rivers for trade. It’s just that this specific river and the approach is a dumb idea. Even if we say that it is a slow and big river, just for arguments sake – you STILL don’t throw all your valuables on a boat and set sail, you first scout the freaking river for rapids, rocks and waterfalls.


      • xandarth says:

        I used to regularly go canoeing on the river in my city. My starting point was 15km from the rivers mouth and we used to head upriver for 10km and then back again – and the river definitely flowed upstream all that way during high tide. The land here is flat but definitely not a delta.

        Obviously rivers don’t travel upstream in mountainous regions but they aren’t on a mountain, they are on an island only big enough to hold a dozen villages and a single town with a total population of less than ten thousand. How much elevation can there be unless it is a volcanic island – which we have seen no signs of so far. How big can the island be? From the sounds of it the village is only 20km or so away from their location (land travel time increased because there has been no clear-felling).

        In my experience – this element of the story is plausible and matches my own experience with river boating.

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      • Narf says:

        A large boat bearing heavy load is not a canoe. Keep that in mind. 25km from a rivers mouth in a flat area is still very much within the tidal area, and the river is slow as well. Your experience thus does not apply since it’s a hill area with a fast river quite a bit away from the river’s mouth (which has to be quite further than Tal village which is ~40, not 20km away according to this chapter, and seems to not even be close to the mouth of the river since there’s supposed to be several villages situated on it). So please, stop comparing completely different situations like they were the same. All factors involved are way too different to allow that.

        Also we still don’t have any idea about how large the island or how long the river is. The number of villages or inhabitants is irrelevant since we don’t know if the island is settled evenly or if maybe the settlements only concentrate on a certain part of the land, like for instance on the river.


      • xandarth says:

        lol – All I’m doing is stating that this element of the story is plausible – which it is. You are the one claiming the story is implausible in the face of all evidence you are wrong.

        The author is Japanese and based on the size of the island described, I’m assuming the island is about the size of Shikoku. Quite fortunately for us, there is a river on Shikoku (The Yoshino River) that is about 196km long and there is a mountain 1,986m high that the river runs along the base of – so we can compare a real world example to the story.

        And here is the google street view of the river approximately 60km inland.,134.050552,3a,75y,257.7h,71.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sRtn4uDKCKi6obu4Gjl-Kyg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

        You can do a full 360 on that spot and check the size of the river and closeness of the hills.

        As you can see the river is about 20m wide at this point and easily capable of floating a small sized sailing vessel or barge. There is a village a few hundred metres behind that, with hills rising immediately behind the village. On the opposite side of the river you can actually see the mountain.

        As I said the description of the river – location of the village and size of the boat are completely plausible and it’s likely the author is actually familiar with a real world example as this terrain exists in Japan.

        I can’t actually believe I’m having a discussion about the plausibility of boats working in rivers.

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      • Tokanya says:

        so ug … just as it is interesting as it is annoying.
        I’ve done some reading. Tide can affect river as far as 250 km on record. 40 km is no big deal.

        Also depend on the design of the ship (which I’m not a ship expert) it can ride in shallow water. well, on that part. Since I’m engineering graduated I was (force to) study physics.

        buoyant force = (density)(gravitational acceleration)(height of liquid)(surface area of object)

        You can make a hunk of metal float on water given you give them enough area to touch on water for example a ship called Titanic. The lower the height of ship in water the higher the surface area you give them. so I say if the river is wide enough you can make the ship float by make it wider or just make it longer. on theory that is.

        about the return trip. using things like rudder or sail can make ship go againts the tide as you can use wind instead of water. since I’m not a sailor I dont know how. But I saw lots of ships go againts ocean tide I don’t think I need to proof it?

        well, this is my first and last comment on this subject. I have fun reading and looking for stuffs I don’t normally do so I think I should thank you for this.


      • hachidori108 says:

        They’re on island, so wouldn’t there be a sea or ocean as well? By the way, the author didn’t mention how exactly big is the boat, but in the later chapters, we learn it’s actually quite huge. Neither am I detailed about nautical stuffs, but I think it’s fine to cut the author some slack. Bear in mind that this novel is from shosetsu which mainly consist of amateur’s works.


  7. Anon says:

    Isn’t Fernado a hypocrite? Didn’t some of the males and the village head in the village tell Eiji that adultery was punishable by death in the village in the beginning of this story?

    And somehow Eiji despite being accused of adultery in a previous chapter and experiencing the bad drama that came along with it, somehow is okay with Fernado cheating on his wife?

    How can Eiji look at Fernado’s wife in the eye in the future without any guilty conscience?

    And isn’t Fernado taking too much credit for Eiji’s blacksmithing works and making the false impression that he is the boss of Eiji so he can impress girls?

    I feel like this is the beginning of the author’s downward spiral when it comes to good writing.

    I’m beginning to dislike everybody in this story. Eiji claims to be loyal to his wife and won’t fall down into tempatation but can you believe such a statement from Eiji when he just openly tolerates Fernado cheating on his wife and somehow this won’t affect Eiji’s friendship with Fernado because how can a moral good person like Eiji allow himself to associate with scumbags or douchebags?

    If anything, this indicates that Eiji is actually not that the good person he believes he is but the author will likely never show Eiji in a negative light so we are forced to believe Eiji is always right in everything he does.


    • acefisher says:

      Yeah he pretty much is. Fernando was the one who informed Eiji, back in chapter 44, that unfaithfulness was punishable by death.


      • Anon says:

        So does the author just want us to forget about the previous Tanya drama over cheating and just easily allow Fernado to cheat on his wife with no drama at all because Eiji ends up being a massive pussy who doesn’t have the balls to tell Fernado that it isn’t a good idea to do this to your wife when it was Fernado who told Eiji that adultery can get you executed in this village?

        I guess all those people praising Eiji as manly in previous chapters have to take their statements back because Eiji ain’t manly at all.

        I feel like Fernado is abusing his position as carpenter and under the false impression that no one is going to kill him for cheating on his wife because he is the only carpenter in the village.

        This is how arrogant and cocky he is and unfortunately, Eiji is too cowardly to put a stop to Fernado for real.


      • acefisher says:

        I’m confident that Fernando will get what’s coming to him once they return. Fernando also has a disciple, so he’s not irreplaceable, and if Adele catches wind of this, I;m positive she would make the rope herself. I think(hope) Eiji is just letting him flirt, and if Fernando were to go further, he would inform the elder. Fernando seems to be a habitual womanizer, so the village may already have a specific punishment for him. Well, we can only wait and see what is in store for the resident hypocrite.

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      • Anon says:

        Well, I guess we know Fernando seems to lack self control based on previous chapters.

        For example, Othello stopped being just a fun activity for the villagers and Fernando turned a fun game into something that was high stakes that even involved food supplies and Fernando just kept wanting more and more things before he got defeated by Eiji.

        I feel like if this story is ever going to have a traitor to the village, it might actually be Fernando.

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      • Narf says:

        Indeed, Fernando seems to be very easily swayed by the usual bait of wealth and women. Might have been way easier for Nazioni to just pay him for spying instead of inserting obvious spies (although those somehow are accepted into the workshop, which I still find stupid).

        And yeah, I’m totally with you about everything you said, Anon.


      • Anon 2 says:

        While i dont want to defend Eiji, I get the feeling he knows what type of person Fernando is. Confronting Fernando directly would most likely yield no result or only postpone an incident (As displayed in the Othello incident) he’s the type that needs to suffer the consequenses of his actions to learn from his mistakes, is the impression i’ve been given. Eiji aswell seems to take a neutral standpoint to his actions, commenting and warning. Essentially (if we cast morals aside) who am I to interfere and try to control another persons life? If anything the only entitlement He/We/I have is to try to guide or give advice on the actions someone should take. (I actually think this standpoint matches his personality quite well, think his disciples and philosophies)


    • popocake says:

      Or you could say that this adds depth to Eiji’s character, showing that he’s not just some goody-goody and flawless Mary Sue-esque type, but an actual human being.


  8. memerou says:

    new boat = nice boat


  9. Tokanya says:

    Guys, relax. it is not a live documentay, but a web novel.
    As long as the author didn’t make that ship fly back home you guys should cut him some slack and enjoy the story. If you have problem with ‘reality’ don’t forget that people don’t normally slip to another time/space/world in the first place.


  10. Brian says:

    I hate how their taking advantage of Eiji sales to get laid with women


  11. kusanagi24 says:

    Thanks for the chapter!! 🙂


  12. Mink says:

    There’s a solution to the problem of a dock without building one its like a rope bridge with one side staked to the ground and the other attached to the ship. Its mostly rope and wood but the fixtures could be of iron.


  13. cadi says:

    Fernando you infidel fuck. And to the ones doubting eiji’s tarvel upstream, you have to remember that their Village including tal is a part of an island. You also should know that they also live near the sea so when high tide hits at night, it almost nulls the downstream flow of the river making eiji and co to travel upstream easier.
    If I remember it right, didn’t Tanya once served a meal to eiji with sea bass?
    You might also wonder, If that’s the case, would the flow of the water be strong enough to power water mills? Yes. It is.
    You should know that water mills arent really used in rivers with very strong current because it gets destroyed easily. In fact water mills are more commonly used in flatter terrains because of that reason.


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